Event Chair Selection: Number, Tables, Size

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Event Chair Selection: Number, Tables, Size

There are a number of planning elements that you may be considering for an upcoming event, and many of these will surround the furniture being used and the needs you have in this area. In particular, one specific variable tends to stand out for many event organizers: The realm of seating and chairs.

At In The Event, we’re proud to offer the very best selection of event rental furniture, including a wide range of chairs to meet your every possible need. Which are the most important areas to be considering as you go about selecting the ideal chairs for any kind of event you’re putting on? Here are some basics across this two-part blog series.

How Many Do You Need?

First and foremost, before you even begin thinking about details such as the choice of seating, you need to have a solid understanding of how many people you’re expecting at your event. This will allow you to tailor your chair selection to what works best for this number of individuals, anything from an intimate soiree with only 20 guests to an elaborate celebration for 200 or more.

For instance, a smaller event with only 20 or 30 people may have the budget to splurge on high-end chairs with a great deal of comfort, while a larger gathering would likely need to stick to more practical seating options. In addition, it’s a good idea to talk with your event planner about any special circumstances you may have, such as if there are going to be any children or elderly individuals in attendance.

Will You Need Tables?

Your type of event will also dictate whether or not you need tables at all. If guests are just coming in for celebratory drinks and hors d’oeuvres, there may not be any need to worry about tables. However, if you’re having a sit-down dinner with multiple courses and speeches, this is going to require more of the furniture. It’s best to think clearly about whether your event will have tables before you make sure that you have enough chairs for everyone.

Chair Size

Once you’ve narrowed down the number of chairs that you need for any given event, it’s time to choose the size. Do you want tall, high-back chairs or more traditionally sized chairs? This is a highly personal choice and will likely depend on what type of atmosphere you’re trying to create with your event.

It’s also important to keep in mind how much room you have to spare. Obviously, if you’re hosting a large gathering at the local community hall with limited space, you’ll have to be more purposeful in your choices and opt for chairs that are petite and compact. A smaller venue can actually work better with a few larger chairs as they will stand out less prominently than in a room with more space.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our event rental products or event planning services, speak to our team at In The Event today.

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